Friday, September 28, 2012

Better late than never!!!

OOOps day late with my post the the challenge over at CRAFT challenges this week.  I returned back to work yesterday after my minor op but this was not one of my better decisions!!!!  Two hours into the day and i was sent home due to being in agony.  My mouth is now infected so more penicillin and more pain killers!!!

Anyway i digress...the challenge at CRAFT this week is make your own embellishments and I chose to make a bauble for my card...Kraft cardstock, embossing powder, a snowflake stamp and some glitter and hey presto a little bauble for my card.

Do come and join us this week and show us your embellishments - the girls have some fab ideas so don't forget to check out the challenge page

Right off to get my next dose of tablets!!!

Catch you all later

Sylvia x

Monday, September 24, 2012

Oh Where Oh Where Have I Been????

Good morning followers.  I am so sorry to have neglected my blog but family life has gotten in the way of my crafting.  Now where to begin - well my lovely SIL has been ill recently, but 2 weeks ago we helped her and her hubby to celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary.  We all had a fantastic day and one we will not forget in a hurry.  However, only a few days later we received the devastating news that  "Mr Horrid" has come back but unfortunately there is nothing the doctors can do this time other than make her comfortable and keep her as pain free as possible.  As you can imagine we are all very distraught at this news.

That was the 1st thing, next my computer decided to throw a wobble and so no internet access for nearly a week (not on my priority list at the moment though) which of course means no posting on my blog and no showcasing my DT work...well there was none to show - last thing i could be bothered with was crafting!!!

Next - I have been in hospital to have a fractured tooth removed - plain and not in my case as they had to remove part of my jaw and I have quite bad tissue damage to the inside of my mouth and bottom lip.  The tooth hasn't given me any problems which is more than can be said for my very swollen lip...OUCH!!!

Well this morning (I have had to have a couple of days off to allow the swelling to go down) I decided to get on and complete some orders.  (Mainly wedding)..Well here is the 1st one....

and this one is the thank you card to go with it

My craftroom looks like a bomb has dropped on it so off to tidy up a little before getting on with my DT work..

Enjoy your day, me I shall not be stepping foot out of the door anytime soon as the rain is coming down in torrents and even the dogs won't thank me for taking them out in this!!!

Sylvia xx

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Morning all....

Hope you are all well and feeling happy...who turned the temperature down...brrr was a bit chilly yesterday here in Derbyshire!!!!

Now then over at CRAFT Challenges this week we would like to see your projects using the theme "Autumn".  I have to say this is my favourite time of year, all those beautiful colours on the trees and the ground...i love them!!!  I love the unexpected sunny days and the cool crisp mornings but best of all i love to walk through the park with the dogs kicking at the fallen leaves...

My card is a CAS one...not something i am particularly good at, i like lots of layers and stuff.  I chose to use a digi from LEJ Designs and this one is called Floral Digi Daisies

Coloured with my promarkers - pretty ribbons from stash and a sentiment stamp from Stampin Up.

Do come and join us this week as we have fab sponsors with fab prizes to give away to the lucky winners

See you all soon

Sylvia xx

I am so looking forward to tonight when for the 1st time in ages i shall come in from work and have the whole house to myself until what shall i do???


Friday, September 07, 2012

Friday post...

Yoo hoo it's Friday again already :)

Bit of a sad day for me though as I have been working with the recruitment team for the last 7 weeks and have loved every single minute of it but unfortunately today is my last day with them...On Monday I shall be going back to my office job but never mind they have asked me to go and work for them again in October....

Right then what have I been doing for the Poodles Parlour Challenge this time...well the theme is........ "For The Girls"
and we have a new sponsor "Papelitos Stamps" and I chose to work with this oh so cute image "Lola and her duck" - 

coloured with my promarkers and the papers are from my ever-increasing stash!!!!  My team-mates have made some fantastic cards to inspire you for this challenge so do pop over and say hi to them

Look forward to seeing your creations

Love and hugs

Thursday, September 06, 2012

CRAFT Challenges

Good morning...Thursday again already.  I shall be spending my penultimate day with the recruitment team today so sad face and even sadder tomorrow.  They are a fab team and it is a real pleasure to work with them, I have been with them for 8 weeks but the time has come to return to the office!!!!!

Anyway stop mopsing girl and get on with the job in hand!!!!  The challenge this week over at CRAFT Challenges is ...................................An inspirational picture.................................. but to find out what the picture is you will need to pop over HERE  and whilst there have a look at the fab things my team mates have come up with...

I used some lovely tartan papers and a fantastic stamp from FLONZ 

They are stunning stamps and excellent quality too, if you've never seen them before do pop over to their store (but be warned you will be there a while as there are so many to choose from) .

I have also used a sentiment stamp from Stampin Up which i thought went perfect with the image and the twine!!!

Enjoy your Thursday
Toodles til later

Sylvia xx

Papertake Weekly
Sassy Cheryl's Challenge
Papelitos Stamps


Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Countdown to Christmas

Over at Nutcrafters we have begun our "Countdown to Christmas" starting with some brand new digis/stamps from the oh so clever designers.

I got to try one of the jolly Santa's out too...he is so cute - a proper cuddly Santa!!!

 I coloured him with my promarkers added some glamour dust to his jacket and a few embellishments and there he is with his feet up with a well-deserved cuppa!!!

I promise to be real good this year so I can have lots of craft stash in my stocking!!!

Do come and join us with your festive projects - we would love to see you

Until next time "Happy Wednesday".....

Papertake Weekly 
Papelitos Stamps
The Cutie Pie Challenges
Dream Valley (new digi old backing papers and reindeer)
No Matter Which Challenge